New Brunswick Public Libraries

Fredericton Public Library
12 Carleton St.
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5P4
Tel:  (506) 460-2800
Fax: (506) 460-2801
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Annual Opening Hours


Monday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Thursday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Friday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Saturday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Sunday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.


Activities and events

Creative Corner
Tuesday, May  1, 2018  till Monday, December  31, 2018  during library open hours
Starting in May, everyone is welcome in the Creative Corner to colour a page, add a puzzle piece, do a crossword or word search. Click title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, November  19, 2018  8:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


Library Café
Monday, November  19, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
An interesting book, a nice view, and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


Writing our Lives (WOLS)
Monday, November  19, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
A free writing group for older adults. Click title for more information.


Lunch and Learn Series with Anne-Marie Hartford
Wednesday, November  21, 2018  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Check out these awesome lunch-and-learn sessions! One hour on how to navigate your way through employment, networking and work life balance. Click title for more information.


Imprint Youth Association Drop-in
Wednesday, November  21, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Imprint Youth Association’s, a safe spaces group, monthly drop-in! Click on the title for more information.


Storytelling
Wednesday, November  21, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
If you have a ballad, a tale, a yarn, or a story to share we would love it hear it. Click on the title for more information.


Spanish Table
Thursday, November  22, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome. Click title for more information.


English Table
Friday, November  23, 2018  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, November  25, 2018  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, November  26, 2018  8:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


Library Café
Monday, November  26, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
An interesting book, a nice view, and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


Death Café
Monday, November  26, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us in the Wolastoq Room for a discussion on death, grief and other related subjects. Click on the title for more information.


Lunch and Learn Series with Anne-Marie Hartford
Wednesday, November  28, 2018  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Check out these awesome lunch-and-learn sessions! One hour on how to navigate your way through employment, networking and work life balance. Click title for more information.


Arabic Table
Thursday, November  29, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
New!! An Arabic conversation table. Click title for more information.


Dungeons & Dragons
Thursday, November  29, 2018  5:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
NEW! A teen D & D club, beginner or experienced, everyone is welcome. Click title for more information.


Spanish Table
Thursday, November  29, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, December  2, 2018  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Library Café
Monday, December  3, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
An interesting book, a nice view, and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, December  3, 2018  8:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


Lunch and Learn Series with Anne-Marie Hartford
Wednesday, December  5, 2018  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Check out these awesome lunch-and-learn sessions! One hour on how to navigate your way through employment, networking and work life balance. Click title for more information.


English Table
Friday, December  7, 2018  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, December  9, 2018  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Library Café
Monday, December  10, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
An interesting book, a nice view, and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, December  10, 2018  8:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


Lunch and Learn Series with Anne-Marie Hartford
Wednesday, December  12, 2018  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Check out these awesome lunch-and-learn sessions! One hour on how to navigate your way through employment, networking and work life balance. Click title for more information.


Arabic Table
Thursday, December  13, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
New!! An Arabic conversation table. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, December  16, 2018  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Library Café
Monday, December  17, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
An interesting book, a nice view, and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, December  17, 2018  8:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


Arabic Table
Thursday, December  27, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
New!! An Arabic conversation table. Click title for more information.


Arabic Table
Thursday, January  10, 2019  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
New!! An Arabic conversation table. Click title for more information.


Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


Staff

Library Director - Julia Stewart
Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
Acting Head of Young Adult and Adult Services  - Erin Smith
Head of Children’s Services  - Nancy Edgar
Circulation Supervisor - Sheila Grondin-Lyons


Parking

There are 130 metered spaces on the street and behind City Hall. Parking is free after 5pm and on Saturdays and Sundays.


About the Library:

Get your choice of the best books, magazines, newspapers, CDs or DVDs. We’ve got something for all ages! Search our collection thanks to our provincial catalogue. Find answers to your questions with the latest information.

We will help you with research for a special project; retrieve reliable health information and more. Start now, ask a question, check out our online Databases or browse our Recommended Websites.

There’s more to a library than books! We have activities for everyone. Use our public computers to surf the net, catch up on the news, write your resume, or tap into our online Databases and our Recommended Websites. The virtual branch of the New Brunswick Public Library Service, Electronic Library New Brunswick, is available 24 hours a day for eBook and audiobook downloads.

Ask for what you want to read. Just because something isn’t on your local library’s shelves doesn’t mean you can’t read it! Stop by, place a hold in our online catalogue, or give us a call to request an item and we’ll deliver it to the most convenient library for you.

Drop in... you’ll feel right at home!

Library Highlights:

  • We are the capital city’s main public library.
  • We are the Resource Centre for York Region, providing support to the other libraries in the region.
  • We have over 150,000 books, magazines, newspapers, documents, CDs, DVDs, and videos.
  • Our modern, well-equipped computer lab is open to the public.
  • We are one of the busiest public libraries in the province with over 700 visitors per day.
  • Room rentals are available – please contact us by telephone at 460-2812or by email for rental information.

Our Special Collections include:

  • A reference-archival collection
  • The Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library is the first of its kind in New Brunswick, and also the first in Atlantic Canada. With generous support from Sun Life Financial through their Making the Arts More Accessible™ program, Fredericton Public Library is offering a collection of musical instruments. Guitars, ukuleles, violins, and keyboards are just a few of the types of instruments that can be borrowed for free with a New Brunswick Public Libraries card.

Our History:

  • We opened in 1955, moved to our current location in 1975, underwent a major renovation in 1991 and completed another renovation and expansion project in 2014.
  • We published The History of the Fredericton Public Library in 1994, which is available through our catalogue.

Other public libraries in the City of Fredericton:

For information on other public libraries in the City of Fredericton, please click on the link to the Fredericton Public Library – Nashwaaksis or the Dr. Marguerite Michaud Library.


Accessible Collections & Services


Partners

In New Brunswick, public libraries exist as part of a partnership between the provincial government and participating municipalities. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the:

We would also like to acknowledge donations made by local community organizations and businesses. We thank you for your support.